Without a body, his powers, or any way to interact with anyone, Harry is sent back to the mortal world to solve his own murder. Overall I think this is one of the weakest of the later book, but still much better than a few of the early ones. The mystery and quest were interesting and unlike much urban fantasy, it was unique — nothing I have read before. The main thing I wanted from this book was to find out who shot Harry in the last one, and of course I also wanted to find out how he was going to be brought back to life, because we all know this isn't the last book in the series, and we can't have The Dresden Files series without Harry. They are worth a minute or two of your time. Magic was back in his locker and all bad guys beware. Don't ask me, I don't Okay.
Maybe it's partly James Marsters reading it; maybe it's not. Ghost Story, of course, is not your usual Harry Dresden insofar as there is a usual Harry Dresden, and so … One review I saw mentions that the reviewer is tired of Harry Dresden, doesn't find him funny anymore. Or at least the Dresdenverse. He has always been a strong believer in doing the right thing and managed to avoid crossing the moral line until the previous book. Harry is first and foremost an action hero constantly on his guilt trip, but when this trip happens to be between the action bits, it is not too bad. Marsters did an incredible range of voices, read with perfect inflections, Freaking bananas amazing. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble.
Harry is first and foremost an action hero constantly on his guilt trip, but when this trip happens to I can only give 2. This was a waste of time and a manipulative mind-jerk. I really don't care either way and if I have to repurchase Ghost Story to get Marsters' reading then I'll just stick with Glover, but I'm glad the option will exist for people who were so bothered by it that they couldn't finish the book. And even if the ending isn't as big of a cliffhanger as the last one, it still is one. Reddit's Home for the Dresden Files book series by Jim Butcher. I didn't like this one. It felt like an intermission.
The climactic sequence at the end of the novel had me crying, sitting in stunned silence, and ready to throw the book at the wall in anger, all in equal measures. ReviewGhost Story: A Novel of the Dresden Files audiobook by Jim Butcher received positive reviews from the critics and the readers. I got audible to swap my old copy for the new version, and I am re-listening for the first time. I also love his uppity voice for Bob. Dresden is taken to his old friends by Lindquist, where he learns that the world has become a different and darker place. One of the reasons that this book was narrated so flawlessly, I think, is that it was very recently re-done by Marsters after fans revolted when originally another narrator read this story. Oh yeah, we never actually see them.
This book didn't make me laugh the way many of the others do. . At 95% I started getting pissed it would end how I'd predicted, an ending that I would've despised!!!! Butcher, you are a manipulative man. You prepare your home for an assault and you don't take zombies into consideration. It was just there for me and seemed a bit illogical considering he had a daughter to look after.
For much of this book, it felt like it would be the last Dresden book. Jim Butcher has really brought them to life in a plausible, believable world. Now, the late Harry Dresden will have to pull off the ultimate trick without using any magic—or face an eternity as just another lost soul. I think my issues with the series stem from the fact that while it's an episodic detective series, Butcher's trying to instill it with an epic feel. James Marsters Audio book: All is now right with the world.
James Marsters Audio book: All is now right with the world. The book picks up pretty much as the last book ends and. Let's just say I didn't see that explanation coming. A gorgeously flawed protagonist Harry Dresden, until recently, has been seen as somewhat of a proverbial white knight. Ghost Story in general was a little different from the rest of the series, but I liked it, it really moved me.
You know, I'm so happy I don't read the blurbs for these books before I sta Initial thoughts see below for review : Well, I can't say that was my favorite in the series, not by a long shot. So Harry dies and becomes a ghost and he has to save his friends but is limited aaaannnndddd you get the idea. I have been trying to read it for 3 days now, and couldn't get further than half of it. He's like that friend you thought was hilarious in the sixth grade but wanted to strangle by the time you got out of high school. He ended up where he started. By that I don't mean there's a lack of action, anything but.
So Harry dies and becomes a ghost and he has to save his friends but is limited aaaannn It looks like I was wrong to give this series another chance. Dresden seeks the support of Mortimer Lindquist, the ectomancer. You see where I am going with this I'm sure. That repetition isn't And if a stranger started reading any one of the series, wouldn't they be lost if it weren't for the brief exposition he gives? This book is a huge disappointment. Anyone who's read many of my posts knows that I am a Jim Butcher fan. Oh, and since we are on the subject of ghosts, an interesting piece on the origin of the word 'boo': This is the most difficult review I've had to write in a long time, because I love the Dresden Files, and have been consistently rating them 5 enthusiastic stars for a long time now.
It sets up some of the later books so is worth the listen, just isn't a page turner. Can Harry Dresden manage it without a body. I'm also going to re-read Changes and Ghost Story back-to-back to look closely at how they fit together before the release of the next book. He was reading from an earlier draft, and some aspects have changed slightly. Marsters is just the Dresden files.